TANK AND THE BANGAS’ VIDEO FOR THEIR SONG “QUICK” PREMIERES AT OKAYPLAYER

WINNERS OF NPR MUSIC’S “TINY DESK CONTEST”

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES CONFIRMED INCLUDING FESTIVAL APPEARANCES AT BONNAROO, HIGH SIERRA & ID10T

“Diverse and powerful.” –Complex

“Their sound is a complex weave of electric piano, organ, sax, guitar, bongos, bass, drums and backing vocals.” –The Times-Picayune

“News Orleans’ most promising new acts of 2014” –OffBeat Magazine

Acclaimed band Tank and The Bangas’ video for their song “Quick” premieres at OkayPlayer as a part of their “First Look Friday” series, who calls the band, “true innovators of creativity." Watch/share the video here: http://bit.ly/2rfXXek

The release follows their unanimous win of the 2017 NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk Contest.” Of their music, Bob Boilen declared, “This band combines R&B with hip-hop’s poetry and rollercoaster storytelling, with a flair and alchemy that could only come from New Orleans.” Watch their “Tiny Desk” performance and get to know the band better in their NPR “All Things Considered” feature.

In support of the win, the band will play select headlining dates in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, DC, Portland, Chicago and Austin as well as festival appearances at Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Hullabaloo, Pickathon, North Coast, Grand Point North and ID10T. See below for complete tour details.

Originating in New Orleans, Tank and The Bangas’ performances range from being “one of the most energetic shows you’ll ever see” to “a gospel tent in Mississippi.” Rummaging through their sound like a thrift store hippie, the band provokes musical references of rhythmic soul and spoken word among other genres such as rock, gospel, funk and folk. Combining the various musical techniques among the Bangas—coupled with the instilling play on lyrics from the lead vocalist—Tank and The Bangas have quilted a unique sound that singles them out as one of the most distinctive groups to come out of New Orleans.

The group has graced the cover of one of New Orleans’ OffBeat and won band of the year at the New Orleans Big Easy Awards. Additionally, they have opened for acts such as Lianne La Havas, PJ Morton, Galactic, Big Freedia, The Revivalist, Lyfe Jennings and The Soul Rebels. 

Tank and The Bangas are Tarriona Ball (lead vocals), Merell Burkett (keyboards), Joshua Johnson (drums), Norman Spence (synth keys, bass) and Albert Allenback (alto saxophone, flute).

For more information, please contact Cami Opere, Louis D’Adamio or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

TANK AND THE BANGAS LIVE
BOLD—Sold out

May 27 /// Memphis, TN /// Soul Aid/Clayborn Temple
June 3 /// Little Rock, AR /// Riverfest
June 11 /// Manchester, TN /// Bonnaroo
June 14 /// St. Louis, MO /// Old Rock House 
June 15 /// Louisville, KY /// Zanzabar 
June 16 /// Columbus, OH /// Spacebar
June 17 /// Cincinnati OH /// Urban Artifact
June 18—Evanston, IL—SPACE
June 24 /// Mountain View, CA /// ID10T Festival
June 25 /// New York, NY /// Central Park SummerStage
June 25 /// New York, NY /// Blue Note
June 27 /// Petaluma, CA /// Lagunitiad Bewing Co. with NPR
June 29-30 /// Quincy, CA /// High Sierra Music Festival
July 9 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Hartwood Acres
July 11 /// Philadelphia, PA /// World Café Live Downstairs
July 13 /// Brooklyn, NY /// BAM
July 14 /// Portsmouth, NH /// 3S Artspace
July 15 /// Greenfield, MA /// Green River Festival
July 16 /// Hamden, CT /// The Ballroom at The Outer Space
July 18 /// Dunellen, NJ /// Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse
July 19 /// Boston, MA /// Museum of Fine Arts (Concerts In The Courtyard)
July 20 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Brooklyn Bowl
July 21 /// Washington, DC /// Songbyrd
August 3 /// Bellevue, NE /// Hullabaloo Festival
August 5-6 /// Happy Valley, OR /// Pickathon
September 2 /// Chicago, IL /// North Coast Music Festival
September 16 /// Burlington, VT /// Grand Point North Festival